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Master of Science in Finance / Financial Planning

Program Details

Develop financial plans, evaluating the appropriate principles, concepts, and frameworks for financial decision making. The Master of Science in Finance with a concentration in financial planning is a CFP Board-Registered Program in financial planning education and meets the specific criteria for educating individuals who wish to fulfill the education component for obtaining CFP® certification. Individuals who meet CFP Board's education requirement are eligible to sit for the CFP® Certification Examination. Successful completion of the education and examination components completes two of the core prerequisites to obtain CFP® certification.*

*Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc., owns the certification marks CFP®, Certified Financial Planner™, and federally registered CFP (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements. Although certain programs at Purdue University Global are designed to prepare students to take various certification or licensing exams, the University cannot guarantee the student will pass those exams. In some cases, field experience and/or background checks may be necessary to be eligible to take or to successfully pass the exams. Students should research the requirements in the state in which they intend to seek employment.

Requirements

To be admitted to this program, you must possess a bachelor's degree in finance from an accredited institution or a minimum of 30 semester/45 quarter credit hours in undergraduate coursework across the ACBSP's Common Professional Components (CPC). The CPC include areas such as marketing, management, finance, economics, law, ethics, accounting, globalization, policy, IT, and statistics.

Accreditation & Licensing

The Higher Learning Commission

Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). For more information on Purdue University Global's ACBSP accreditation, visit www.acbsp.org.